Today was a planned 8 mile run with 5 tempo miles in the middle. Easy enough. Or so I thought..... I was actually EXCITED about this run. Tempo runs have been my favorite runs lately, I even had a fantastic tempo run last week when my "mojo" was lost. So what happened today? I wish I knew. I could list many ideas as to what might have have an effect on my run, but I won't.
I was very disappointed in my run when I walked back in the door this morning. However, after talking to my wonderful husband, and comments from friends and tweeps, I realize it WAS a good run. (Time and perspective are such wonderful things, aren't they?!) I pushed through my intense desire to quit and finished the run. To me,
FINISHING=WINNING. EVERY TIME.
Now I have the itch to go do this same run again so I can prove to myself that I CAN finish the tempo paces. I WILL do it!